Join Oregon Season Tracker and Become a Citizen Scientist

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Oregon Season Trackers are citizen scientists affiliated with OSU Extension. Photo credit: Jody Einerson, OSU Extension

Submitted by OSU Extension Service

Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, become an Oregon Season Tracker citizen scientist volunteer! Oregon Season Tracker (OST) is an OSU Extension program that connects local community volunteers with OSU researchers studying weather and ecology.

  • OST trains volunteers to collect and report local data on precipitation and native plant seasonal changes
  • Volunteers collect data from their backyard, on their farms or woodlands and in schoolyards
  • Data collected is shared with researchers at OSU and across the country
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Take rain gauge readers as a member of the Oregon Season Trackers. Learn more at upcoming trainings in November. Photo credit: Maggie Livesay, OSU Extension

We are offering a training on Wednesday, November 15 in Astoria. Take the online training at home and then attend a local face-to-face Q&A and skills building session.

  1. OST Online Training – self-paced work on your own schedule.
  2. OST skills building session:
    Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Astoria, OR
    Cost: $40 per individual or family sharing materials. Includes program-approved rain gauge. (Ask about scholarships.)

Register by November 8 by visiting this registration site or by calling Clatsop County Extension Office at 503-325-8573.

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